They say, love has no limits, and that couldn’t be truer for a grandmother who married a teenage boy more than 50 years younger than her.
Almeda from the US was 71-years-old when she met 17-year-old Gary at her son’s funeral.
Two weeks later, the pair were married and since then, she admits her life has been a ‘whirlwind’.
Despite previously being married for 43-years to another man, Almeda says her first relationship lacked romance and believes her new love, Gary is her true ‘soulmate’.
“I wasn’t looking for a young man, but Gary just came along,” said Almeda said in one of their Youtube videos. “I just knew straight away that he was the one.”
A post shared by Gary & Almeda (@garyanalmeda) on Nov 24, 2018 at 11:06pm PST
“We are always complimenting and kissing. We’re enjoying our relationship,” she added.
And Gary is just as smitten, saying marrying Almeda was, “beyond my wildest dreams.”
“She really is my dream woman and the physical side of our relationship couldn’t be better.”
A post shared by Gary & Almeda (@garyanalmeda) on Aug 3, 2018 at 1:11pm PDT
He claims his attraction to older women began at the young age of eight when he developed a crush on his teacher and before meeting Almeda, he also dated a 77-year-old but was “looking for a way out.”
Speaking of the first time they met Almeda said, “I’d noticed this young man with a lovely smile during the service… It was like a bright light through the grief.”
“Then, as I was walking to the door at the end, he came over and passed on his condolences. We didn’t have much time, but it was enough.”
A post shared by Gary & Almeda (@garyanalmeda) on Nov 20, 2018 at 7:19am PST
Not long after, the pair met again at a lunch hosted by his aunt and the spark between them strengthened.
“I just came out with it and said to him, ‘Look, I’m 71 and you’re 17. Am I too old for you?” He squeezed my hand, grinned, and replied: ‘Age is just a number’,” Almeda recalled, saying that was the night they shared their first kiss.
Two weeks after their first date, Gary proposed and claim their families have been mostly supportive of their marriage including his 48-year-old mother and 71-year-old grandmother.
Two years ago on this day (10/26/15) Our hearts joined together and became one. Your name became Mrs. Hardwick and our journey of life together officially started. I fall more in love with you each & everyday. You will always be my first priority in everything I do. The vows we both spoke that day grow stronger and stronger everyday. We have so much to look forward to ahead of us in life & we are working harder everyday to get our dreams one step closer to reality! Happy Anniversary to the love of my life & the woman who inspires me more & more every single day. I love you so much! Your husband forever & always. <3
A post shared by Gary & Almeda (@garyanalmeda) on Oct 26, 2017 at 6:49pm PDT
Now living together, the pair keeps their relationship exciting by creating numerous videos for their Youtube channel.
And as for their age difference they say, “Age never bothers us, we never really think about it.”
I swear I fall more in love with this woman every single day. She amazes me in every single way. Ever since the day I looked into her gorgeous blue eyes I've believed in soulmates, because from that day forward I knew I had found mine. We have a connection that is unexplainable and that connection is called true love. I love you with every breath in me. Until the end of all time my love, you are my everything. ❤️💋😍 #love #romance #mylife #LoveIsLove
A post shared by Gary & Almeda (@garyanalmeda) on Apr 20, 2018 at 10:19pm PDT
Gary has since tattooed Almeda’s name onto his chest and constantly praises his wife on their shared Instagram account.
Meanwhile, the ‘young at heart’ Almeda is giving out relationship advice in her new talk show called, Girl’s Talk.
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